Ruud Hybrid Water Heater

Credit: Ruud

What makes this product green?

  • Energy-conserving equipment

Description

The Ruud hybrid electric heat pump water heaterAn appliance that uses an air-source heat pump to heat domestic hot water. Most heat-pump water heaters include an insulated tank equipped with an electric resistance element to provide backup heat whenever hot water demand exceeds the capacity of the heat pump. Since heat-pump water heaters extract heat from the air, they lower the temperature and humidity of the room in which they are installed. is available in 40- and 50-gallon models. The heat pumpHeating and cooling system in which specialized refrigerant fluid in a sealed system is alternately evaporated and condensed, changing its state from liquid to vapor by altering its pressure; this phase change allows heat to be transferred into or out of the house. See air-source heat pump and ground-source heat pump. operates in ambient temperatures of 40°F–120°F; three operation modes allow the user to choose the heat pump or electrical elements as the source of heat. In hybrid mode, the elements are a backup heat source and both models operate with an energy factor(EF). Efficiency measure for rating the energy performance of dishwashers, clothes washers, water heaters, and certain other appliances. The higher the energy factor, the greater the efficiency. In some appliances EF reflects the percentage of energy going into the appliance that is turned into useful energy. of 2.0. The 40-gallon model produces a first hour rating of 50 gallons, and the 50-gallon model a rating of 67 gallons. The 40-gallon stands 65.5” tall, and the 50-gallon 75.5” tall; both models are narrower than many similar products, manufactured at 21” wide to fit more easily through access doors. Ruud's hybrid water heater carries a 10-year limited warranty on tank and parts.

Additional Info

Certifications

  • Energy Star - Heat Pump Water Heaters

Manufacturer Information

Ruud
1100 Abernathy Road
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (334) 260-1500
Fax: 1-800-535-9538

Listed in: Heat-Pump Water Heaters